1956 Stratocaster® Relic®


Model #: 9235001130

1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst

9235001130

1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, India Ivory

9235001131

1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

9235001132

1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Tahitian Coral

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1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst

More about 1956 Stratocaster® Relic®

1956 was a transitional year for the Strat®, with the introduction of alder bodies rather than ash on Sunburst and custom-color models. In November of that year, a soft “V” neck back shape appeared that was sometimes slightly off center—a profile we’ve recreated for this version—and the rectangular “wing” string tree replaced the disc type. Overall, the 1956 Strat became a highly sought-after classic, and now we’ve given it several updated player-friendly appointments for comfort and improved tonal capabilities.

The two-piece alder body’s Relic lacquer finish gives the look and feel of a well-loved guitar that’s seen countless stages. The rift-sawn tinted maple neck plays fast, with a comfortable 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets. The trio of Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Fat ‘50s wiring creates stronger tone with more transparent bloom, reducing treble loss when rolling back volume—achieved in part by wiring the tone pot to the output of the volume pot. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, five-way switch, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235001130
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 11/56 Off Center "V"
Scale Length: 22.5" (572 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Headstock: Stratocaster
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst

    #9235001130

  • 1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, India Ivory

    #9235001131

  • 1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

    #9235001132

  • 1956 Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Tahitian Coral

    #9235001133